Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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How to save/reinstall Ubuntu without LiveUSB

Been using Ubuntu for years, consider myself kind of an advanced user, and I assure you I have spent the better half of the day trying things and googling around. Here's what happened: Upgraded my ...
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After upgrade I cannot type in any windows

I run Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64 bits machine. Last Friday I had an automatic update. After that I cannot type in any window, terminal, Gedit, Firefox... but I can navigate my files in File Explorer using ...
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Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh

I was upgrading my ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 through ssh. The download completed successfully but during the installation my ssh connection break. How can I install these upgraded files because any time I ...
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How can I upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10 via terminal using USB rather than from internet?

While upgrading from 12.10 to 13.10 I was unable to select the upgrade option as follow, the same happened while I was trying to upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04 booting from USB Presently I have a ...
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The computer dead after upgrading ubuntu

In the middle of upgrading my Ubuntu installation to the latest version, my computer turned off (the battery ran out), and now my computer doesn't work - even when I try to run the system from boot ...
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problem installing and dual booting ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8 on dell inspiron 3537

I recently bought a windows 8 pre-installed dell laptop. I created a boot-able USB using LiLi bootable USB creator with 13.04 iso file for 64-bit (amd64) downloaded from ubuntu official site and ...
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Upgrade from 10.04 to 12.4 shutdown in the middle of installation, and now i cant even run it live

I have had ubuntu 10.04 until yesterday, when my dad got home with a disc that has 12.4 on it, i quickly put it into the laptop and started the install, and everything was going fine, but apparently ...
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dpkg: error processing cgroup-lite (--configure)

i upgrade ubuntu 12.04 server today and i found with this error: # apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree....... Reading state information... Done The following ...
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kubuntu System GUI radically changed after upgrade

Yesterday I did a full system upgrade, and now the GUI has changed in a way that makes the system very difficult to operate. On the top bar of the windows there are no longer the close, expand, ...
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Accidental running of do-release-upgrade

Accidentally I ran sudo do-release-upgrade -d And stopped it. But it seems it has changed my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 sources and if I update the system it will be automatically upgraded. How can I ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a machine remotely using local system resources?

I'm doing an upgrade on a little Intel Atom "nettop". It's extremely slow and takes somewhere around an hour to do a release upgrade. I'm looking to improve that. This question follows a slightly ...
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Can I delete “generic” kernel if I use “low latency”?

I currently can't update my release as there is not enough space on boot. I just have the one kernel version there, but seem to have both the Generic and Low Latency versions. uname -r just shows ...
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Upgrade to 13.10 failed

Did the upgrade, after the downloads it started the upgrade, then stopped at the "downloading Flash".. It stopped there for over an hour so I had no choice but to shut it down. Now when it boots ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 - issues

I am having trouble upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. I see this message appear during installation: How would one go about fixing this issue?
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Least impact upgrade to latest ubuntu from old version

I am looking to upgrade from 13.04 to the upcoming 13.10 but have a few questions about how to handle the upgrade whilst having the least impact on my current setup. I have these partitions on my ...
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Why does Ubuntu allow me to only upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Alpha Release?

I have Ubuntu 12.10, and I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04. But what is weird is that Ubuntu only allows me to update to 'Ubuntu 13.04 Alpha Release. I don't get it. Some people say to go to software ...
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Can't update anymore since the upgrade to 13.04 broke down

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 but in the middle of the upgrade my computer shut down due to power problems in my house. After I booted my computer again there was a problem ...
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dpkg error when installing linux

After running: sudo apt-get -f install or sudo apt-get install linux this error appears: dpkg: error processing linux-generic (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: ...
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Ubuntu dependency problems after `do-release-upgrade`

I recently performed do-release-upgrade, and it appears to have broken some of my packages. I can't properly apt-get autoremove or apt-get upgrade any more. $ sudo apt-get install -f ... Errors ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 upgrade failed

Today I upgraded to 13.04 (from 12.10) and I already regret doing this because while upgrading my whole system froze (waited for more than 2 hours) and I had to use a hard shutdown. Since that moment ...
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How can I complete the failed upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I tried to upgrade to 12.04 LTS but it got stuck at 36 minutes to complete upgrading. I restarted the computer and cannot boot my previous version of Ubuntu 2.6.32. It stuck at this message: since ...
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Can not install phpmyadmin and mysql

after an interrupted upgrade of ubuntu 10.04 server LTS to ubuntu 12.04 server LTS somethings weren't installed correctly. Anyways I installed apache, ftp, phpmyadmin etc. At some point I deleted some ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 just Killed Wine & ZSNES

My system just did a partial upgrade. I was busy doing something else so just let it get on with things. Now it has removed Wine and ZSNES and won't allow me to reinstall them! Is there a way to ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu

I really like the open source ideology and am thinking of installing ubuntu. Currently I'm using windows 8 but my computer was originally windows 7. Much of the software I currently have on my ...
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Tried to install a Kernel, now i have mutliple problems!

I tried to upgrade the kernal to 3.8.2 but it didn't work. So after learning that 3.8 wouldn't work with bumblebee I tried to go back and install 3.5.25. It still didn't work. uname -r says: ...
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Problems booting 12.04.2 after update

I recently bought parts for a small mediacenter PC, and planned on running ubuntu with XBMC. I'm having massive problems with installing ubuntu and thinking about switching to windows (worst case). ...
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Should I install GRUB while upgrading Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 on a VPS?

I just purchased a VPS running Ubuntu 10.04. During the installation, it asked if I would like to install GRUB. I actually don't know if I want to install GRUB or not. I'm afraid that I may mess ...
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cannot reinstall skype after manually removing its “held back” package

I am running 12.04 (precise) Ubuntu on my computer, which I keep it up to date. Recently skype started being listed as a "kept back" package whenever I ran a software update. Stupidly I uninstalled ...
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Pause upgrade halfway through?

With my current Internet connection, it will take about 18 hours to download all the files needed to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10. Is there a way that I can first download the files in the background ...
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Ubuntu logs me out

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, until now everything was going well, two hours ago, I received a notice from the Update Center and I accepted. An hour later (an hour ago), I went to turn on the hot ...
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How to “tell” Software updater, I have moved to a new kernel

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (updated from 12.04 which was preinstalled prior to the release of 14.04.02). I am an experienced non-technical desktop gnu/linux user, but relatively new to ubuntu. I ...
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Ubuntu not getting logged in after upgrading to 14.04 from 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi installer from windows, even before that i have Ubuntu 10.10 installed in my system(not through Wubi installer - corrupted not able to login). After updating ...
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MySQL breaks after upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 15.04 and during this upgrade, MySQL probably broke. After the upgrade, I ran the command(to start mysql): sudo service mysql start The result was command ...
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my pc does not shut down properly since I upgraded to Ubunti 15.04

I have a desk top pc. I recently upgraded to Ubunto 15.04. I click on the tool icon in the top right hand corner and click on Shut down. The screen goes blank after a while and an energy saver ...
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Second screen blinking after upgrading to 15.04

I have upgraded 14.04 to 14.10 then to 15.04. I'm using a Dell laptop without dedicated video card (Intel i5 integrated graphics), lid is closed, I have one monitor plugged into VGA, the other into ...
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How can I upgrade from an EOL version without using an .ISO image as I cannot boot from usb or DVD?

I am trying to upgrade or update from Ubuntu 11.04. My computer (acer aspire c 2008) won't boot from usb and my cdrom usually doesn't mount. So could I partition my hard drive and put the .ISO there ...
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Internet slowness upon upgrading to 15.04

Strangest problem upon upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04—The internet will work fine for a few seconds and then get extremely, noticably slow. Then it will come back after two minutes or so for a few seconds ...
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Bluetooth not working after upgrade to 15.04

After upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, my Bluetooth is not working anymore. I don't have the icon in the taskbar. When I go to Bluetooth in System Settings, it says Bluetooth disabled. Does anyone have ...
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Manual Recovery

I installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on my netbook. So now I've got 2 os on my netbook, windows 8 and ubuntu. When I boot my netbook and choose to open on ubuntu, it says serious errors were found while ...
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15.04 vivid vervet intermittent selective network outages

I recently upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and immediately after the upgrade was finished, I began having network problems. At first I thought the errors were related to my squid3 cache, but I have ruled ...
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Building Pulseaudio and Bluez from source messes up the System Settings

I need to upgrade BlueZ and Pulseaudio to their latest versions, and currently the only way to do that is to build them from source. For this to work I need to first apt-get remove their old versions ...
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gpg-agent not handling ssh after ubuntu upgrade

My ubuntu 14.10 setup had gpg-agent handle ssh logins as per the instructions here: http://www.bootc.net/archives/2013/06/09/my-perfect-gnupg-ssh-agent-setup/ It stopped working after I upgraded ...
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Double lock screen when resuming after upgrade to 15.04

After the upgrade to 15.04 I now get a double lock screen when I wake up from resume. First there will be a centered GTK grey panel which looks a bit like the old switch user login, after I enter that ...
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Deja dup crashes while restoring backup

I wanted to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04. So first I made a backup using deja dup. After upgrading ubuntu, when I went to restore from that backup, It starts restoring then gets to restoring a chrome ...
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Can't click wifi connect button after upgrade to 15.04 from 14.10

After upgrading to 15.04 today from 14.10 the 'Connect' button for wireless network connections will always show as disabled. Therefore I cannot click or press enter to attempt to connect to a ...
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Failed upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04LTS to 14.10, how to fix?

I was upgrading from 14.04LTS to 14.1, I had everything downloaded, and it was half way through installing, then my laptop turn off from overheating. Now when I load Ubuntu, I have to log in, which I ...
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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Error upgrading: Problem with libplasma

Tried to upgrade, but got this error result: Reading package lists... Done Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run ...
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GRUB 0.97 menu after upgrade to 14.04 LTS on cloud VPS

After upgrade to 14.04 my VPS server shows only one menu item in GRUB - BOOT. If I select it i get Error 15. If I edit the line i get this: GNU GRUB version 0.97 (631K lower / 1571824K upper memory ...